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News Archive / Tagged: Space Systems Loral

  • Psyche mission to reach metallic asteroid 4 years earlier than planned

    Bart LeahyMay 24th, 2017

    NASA announced on May 24, 2017, that it would be launching the Discovery-class Psyche mission one year earlier, which will enable it to reach the nickel-iron asteroid Psyche four years earlier than previously planned. Thanks to spacecraft and trajectory redesigns, Psyche is now scheduled to launch in 2022 and will reach its destination in 2026.

  • Arianespace chosen to launch Intelsat 39

    Jason RhianJanuary 9th, 2017

    On Jan. 4, French-based Arianespace announced that it had been selected as the launch service provider for the Intelsat 39 telecommunications satellite. Intelsat 39 is now scheduled to be launched atop an Ariane 5 rocket from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana.

  • ULA targets Dec. 18 launch of EchoStar XIX

    Jason RhianDecember 10th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The launch of the Echostar 19 high-speed internet communication satellite will have to wait a little longer. Through a statement issued by Colorado-based ULA on Dec. 9, 2016, it was revealed that the commercial spacecraft would take to the skies on Sunday, Dec. 18.

  • Space Systems Loral wins contract for satellite refueling mission

    Joe LatrellDecember 8th, 2016

    Space Systems Loral (SSL) of Palo Alto, California, was awarded a NASA contract for Restore-L, a robotic spacecraft designed to grasp, refuel and relocate satellites in orbit, even if they were not originally designed for on-orbit servicing.